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Two stone by Xmas!

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Tweenangst Thu 18-Jul-13 20:39:23

I really need to lose four stone but thought would start with a realistic amount to lose in this time frame. Anyone up for joining me? I am sure it will be easier with others.

BitchyHen Sun 29-Sep-13 17:39:15

Thanks Tinwe.

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:54:38

Bitchy - you do what you need to do to succeed. Any small changes or strength of willpower is great considering your difficulties at the mo.

BitchyHen Sun 29-Sep-13 08:47:06

Not so good this week, I've had another wobble.
Work's very stressful and I've been referred to occupational health to see if they can suggest some improvements in work environment to help me, so progress is being made.
I also have been told by my neuro I need a lumbar puncture to monitor my condition but nothing gets done by the hospital without nagging and everyone I need to speak to is away or not answering their phones.
At the moment dieting is taking a lower priority and I'm comfort eating. Hopefully I'll be back on track next week.

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:14:20

How's it gone this week Bitchy?

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:13:47

Rugby - it's difficult finding exercise time when you work and have little ones too. I like C25k as even by week 9 I'm not out longer than 40 minutes and most weeks just 30 minutes.

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:10:54

Kimmi - well done with the running! I'm doing C25k and on week 9 but have noticed how much it helps my weight loss. I'm not often enjoying it yet but am enjoying the toning up grin

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:08:37

Kimmi - at least you know where your weakness is. Would something crunchy in bite size pieces help satisfy the biscuit urge? Like carrot or apple slices on a plate to pick at?

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:07:01

Vicki - I empathise! I'd been going more off the rails gradually and had not lost anything for a month despite having a definite target of mid October (a wedding). I had a huge plunge on Thursday night when the cooker blew up (so got take away pizza) and then a friend came over (chocolates, cake and crisps). Woke up at 3 in the morning feeling rough and was sick for the next 13 hours. Not sure if it was just overload on my belly as I'm getting older now hmm or I'd eaten something bad but either way it's got me back on track. Don't recommend it but it worked. grin

Could you plan out a carefully calorie controlled diet for a week/few days? Literally every meal and snack, and stick to that, just til you get back in the swing? The weight loss might inspire you too! smile

Tinwe Sun 29-Sep-13 08:01:24

Well done Ruby, you're doing great! A brilliant weight loss and a realistic target by Christmas. Imagine how much smaller your Christmas outfit will be grin Now you're in the swing of it too the next few weeks should be easier.

karatekimmi Fri 27-Sep-13 20:04:02

Well done ruby that's amazing!! 10.5 lb by Christmas is definaltely doable!! You keep going girl and I'm sure you'll do a stone or more by Xmas!!

Rugbylovingmum Thu 26-Sep-13 13:56:04

Hooray - I weighed in yesterday and I have lost 2 stone since joining Rosemary Conley in June. I am so proud of myself grin. That's 1st 3.5lb since joining this thread and I am definitely hoping to get the next 10.5lb off by xmas. Really I'm hoping for another stone by xmas. Fingers crossed xx

Vickibee Tue 24-Sep-13 11:49:33

Shame on me - had a lousy weekend foodwise. Had a takeaway curry on Friday night and wish I hadn't now. Just generally ate too much and can understand why my weight is stuck - but at least I havent gained either. Help get me back on track, where has my willpower gone?

karatekimmi Mon 23-Sep-13 18:53:25

I'm within my calories most days but I'm horrified by how many biscuits I eat. They are always there at work, mostly 40-60 calories each but I'm putting about half a dozen or more away each day!! I need to take fruit to work!

karatekimmi Sun 22-Sep-13 21:34:12

Well done to everyone's losses, only 13 more Saturdays until Christmas!!

Lost another 1.6lb!! I attribute most of to running, for some reason eating well just falls into place when I can get some consistency in my running!!

I am following a mi coach training plan (its am Adidas site and i have the app on my iPhone which records the runs I do a weightless plan) I should do 3 runs a week but I very rarely manage that!! I take mini Karate out on a Sunday morning for an hour or longer (about 5-6 miles) and try to do another hour long run in the week. I am (and have been for a while) contemplating doing a half marathon before Christmas, but I haven't decided yet. I don't think I train enough to do it justice yet, but soon maybe?

Rugbylovingmum Fri 20-Sep-13 12:04:55

Well done BitchyHen - I agree that slow and steady is the way to lose it and keep it off.

Tinwe - I'm really not doing very much exercise. One RC class plus my HIIT class each week. The HIIT class is only a 6 week course so I need to find something to do once that is finished. I haven't been doing body pump while I'm doing HIIT (took a break to stop me getting bored) but now I have some tutoring work on a Monday night so won't be able to go back to my bodypump class. That's my problem really - I have the kids all day, do some tutoring in the evening (and also have my prep work to do) and now I might be teaching an evening class. I don't have much spare time which is why I thought the jogging would be good as I can fit in a jog whenever I have a spare hour but I'm just finding it tough to get started.

BitchyHen Fri 20-Sep-13 09:40:41

Well done rugby and kimmi! I have lost 1lb this week and feel really proud that despite a very stressful week at work, I haven't turned to food for comfort. I feel that by taking it slowly and not trying to starve the weight off I am changing my eating habits permanently and putting an end to the cycle of yoyo dieting I have been on most of my adult life. Well here's hoping anyway smile

Tinwe Thu 19-Sep-13 15:53:54

Well done Kimmi too! What's your running schedule/plan? Sorry if I'm asking you to repeat yourself smile

Tinwe Thu 19-Sep-13 15:51:31

Wow Rugby on both the long and weekly losses! So impressed. I've only lost 10 lbs over the last 2 months and know I could've done so much better.

Well done on all the exercise too. I bet you're toning well as you're losing. Not sure you do need more exercise, sounds like you're already doing loads!!

Rugbylovingmum Wed 18-Sep-13 23:57:24

2.5lb off this week grin. 2 more lbs to go and I'll have lost 2 stone since joining Rosemary Conley on 20th June. Really must try to get some exercise in this week - I did a salsacise class today and have my HIIT course interval thing tomorrow but will try to get a run done this weekend (honest!).

Rugbylovingmum Mon 16-Sep-13 08:51:15

Congrats Kimmi - it's great when your clothes start getting loose so you really know your shape is changing. I'm like you though - down to a couple of things that fit but refusing to buy too much more as I'm hoping I won't be this size too much longer.

Tinwe - after all that enthusiasm the exercise hasn't happened blush. First DD2 was teething and up all night so I was shattered, then I had some new tutee's start (I'm a science tutor) and I was busy planning sessions then on Friday our boiler broke down so we have no hot water (no electric shower) and the heating guy can't come until this evening. I'm still doing my one interval training class and one RC exercise class but I really need to stop making excuses and get more done.

karatekimmi Mon 16-Sep-13 07:28:12

Hi all,

I've lost 1,6lb this week, but had a really crap food filled weekend, and I haven't managed to get out for a run!!

I second tinwe that running helps my weight loss so much and tones my bum and legs, which massively reduces my cellulite!!

I've had to buy an extra pair of trousers as my work stuff is hanging off me, but I fit back into some old jeans! :-) its really good seeing results but I also want to hold off shopping until I've lost some more weight!

I need to get back on the wagon today, and count all my calories!!

Well done for all the losses,

Tinwe Sun 15-Sep-13 14:17:57

Thanks Bike for the cheering on grin

BikeRunSki Sun 15-Sep-13 09:31:59

You can do it ladies, really, 2 stone for Christmas is a realistic goal. I had 3 stone to lose. Joined Slimming World on 27 Sept last year, got my 2 stone award on Boxing Day. Got to target on 31 Jan. Kept it off so far. I did Slimming World and the Couch to 5K. I gave up.alcohol too, I found that I didn' t lose weight even if I "syn counted" it. Autumn super time to lose weight, lots of veg soup a.f jacket spuds!

Tinwe Sun 15-Sep-13 09:25:50

Ps lucky you with such a generous DP!

Pps I will be back in the wagon next week at work. I think the secret is planning ahead by bringing healthy comfort food rather than nipping out at lunch for a treat confused

Tinwe Sun 15-Sep-13 09:23:01

How's everyone doing? I've been resting on the laurels of my increased exercise levels and indulging, so my weight has plateaued.

Rugby - how's your exercise regime going?

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